GF classifieds (July, August, and September 2015)

This is another round of Geek feminism classifieds. If you’re looking to hire women, find some people to participate in your study, find female speakers, or just want some like-minded folk to join your open source project, this is the thread for you!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Geeky subjects only. We take a wide view of geekdom, but if your thing isn’t related to an obviously geeky topic, you’ll probably want to give a bit of background on why the readers of Geek Feminism would be interested.
  2. Explain what your project/event/thing is, or link to a webpage that provides clear, informative information about it. Ideally you’ll also explain why geek women might find it particularly awesome.
  3. Explain what you’re looking for. Even if it’s not a job ad, think of it like one: what is the activity/role in question, and what would it involve? What is the profile of people you’re looking for?
  4. GF has international readership, so please be sure to indicate the location if you’re advertising a job position, conference, or other thing where the location matters. Remember that city acronyms aren’t always known world-wide and lots of cities share names, so be as clear as possible! (That is, don’t say “SF[O]” or “NYC” or “Melb”, say “San Francisco, USA”, “New York City, USA” or “Melbourne, Australia”.) And if you can provide travel/relocation assistance, we’d love to know about it.
  5. Keep it legal. Most jurisdictions do not allow you to (eg.) advertise jobs for only people of a given gender. So don’t do that. If you are advertising for something that falls into this category, think of this as an opportunity to boost the signal to women who might be interested.
  6. If you’re asking for participants in a study, please note Mary’s helpful guide to soliciting research participation on the ‘net, especially the “bare minimum” section.
  7. Provide a way for people to contact you, such as your email address or a link to apply in the case of job advertisements. (The email addresses entered in the comment form here are not public, so readers won’t see them.)
  8. Keep an eye on comments here, in case people ask for clarification or more details. (You can subscribe to comments via email or RSS.)

If you’d like some more background/tips on how to reach out to women for your project/event/whatever, take a look at Recruiting women on the Geek Feminism Wiki.)

Good luck!

4 thoughts on “GF classifieds (July, August, and September 2015)

  1. Deborah Kaplan

    [ObDisclaimer: I am a peon and this is not an official post.]

    Safari Books Online is hiring: IT and devops; developers (Python and Java, primarily); tech support; and designers. Most of our new hires work remotely but have to be legal to work in the US. Which means you don’t have to live somewhere ridiculously expensive, woo!

    Safari is actively working to be part of the solution, not part of the problem, for tech representation. We’ve a long way to go but it’s more than just lipservice. (You may know of our CTO, Liza Daly.)

    Here’s my boss, Cris Concepcion, blogging about “On Recruiting, Inclusiveness, and Crafting Better Job Descriptions,” discussing simple changes and bias interrupters: “Don’t optimize for discouraging undesirables. Optimize for encouraging the people who you do want.” Here’s my colleague Andrew, discussing how to “Protect Against Bias While Hiring“: “Finally, are you exposed to the opinions of people in your field who are different from you? Are you reading about other cultural and gender experiences? As one female coworker wrote to me on this topic, “If you are not listening to anything that makes you uncomfortable, you are doing it wrong.””

    We’re not there yet but I trust Safari. Come be part of our solution!

    [See disclaimer above again.]

  2. Kat

    Igalia, an open source consultancy, is looking for summer interns. The internships are for students currently at least 50% of the way through a CS or similar degree, for ~350 hours of remote (or local in Spain) work. One internship is for WebKit, with no previous WebKit experience required; we’re looking for someone who’s interested in learning about and working on one of: the WebKitGTK+ API, touch support improvement, security and sandboxing, W3C standards compliance, or HTML5 multimedia and WebAudio support. The other internship consists of doing various website update/integration work, with PHP, the Typo3 CMS and its extension system, HTML, etc.

    http://www.igalia.com/nc/igalia-247/news/item/announcing-igalias-summer-intern-positions/ is the official announcement, and has more details and links to send applications. Compensation is 2100 euros (total), or 4000 euros (total) for 400 hours of work for the WebKit internship if an applicant is much more experienced and takes a “student collaborator” rather than intern role. At current exchange rates, 2100 euros is about $2300 USD and 4000 euros is about $4400 USD; we pay in Euros, and the USD equivalents are merely informative.

    The application deadline is July 31st, 2015.

  3. Christina Douzmanian

    Ironhack is calling all geeks, hackers and tech enthusiasts! We’re an 8-week coding school located in sunny Miami, FL (with two other locations in Barcelona and Madrid)! Our web development bootcamp covers everything you need to know in order to land a job as a junior web developer immediately following the course. We also offer a $1,000 scholarship for women!

    Our next cohort is coming up on October 19th, you can read more about the program and apply here: http://ironhack.com/en/web-development-bootcamp/ or send us a note at hi@ironhack.com.

  4. Elizabeth

    New Haven, CT Based Social Enterprise Seeks Developers!

    ActualFood brings healthy, sustainable food to wherever you happen to be. Our real-time web app empowers customers to make better choices, free from avalanches of processed junk ads.
    We do it with technology. Awesome, web socket, 2-way bound, servo and stepper, micro-controlling, industrial automation, LEDs-go-blink technology.

    And we’re hiring! Check out the job description at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/jP3MPTmpzXNp/

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